Air Pollution: Schools in Delhi NCR to remain closed for two days
Delhi : The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority on Wednesday ordered that the schools and colleges must remain close in Delhi and NCR region for the next two days after the air pollution level dipped further and remained in the severe category.
Further, the Supreme Court-appointed anti-pollution authorities directed the industries using coal and such other fuels to remain closed till November 15.
Following the order, the Delhi government has announced that all the schools and colleges will remain closed for the next two days.
“In view of the deteriorating situation due to stubble pollution in North India, the Delhi government has decided to close all the government and private schools of Delhi for tomorrow and the day after tomorrow,” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted.
“Hot mix plants, stone crushers to be closed till morning of November 15, 2019 in all NCR (National Capital Region) districts,” the anti-pollution body said in a statement.
Earlier, on the day, there were several reports which claimed that Delhi's air quality is likely to enter the Emergency zone once again. The spike in the pollution level coincided with no odd-even in Delhi on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.